Back in the Bay Area!

Jamie and I spent the whole day unpacking boxes in our new rental house in Lafayette. You can’t sit down or you’ll never get back up and the job will never get done. We just plowed through and I think we have two boxes left. But I’m taking a break now. (I thought catching was tiring . . .)

It’s great to be back in the Bay Area and about to start the season. It was a long spring and the team got through it without any major injuries. Randy Johnson and I have been working hard at learning how to work smoothly with each other. I’m still learning how to call the game he wants me to call, to call the pitches he wants. He’s the man, the Cy Young winner, the veteran, so it’s up to me to learn how to make him really comfortable during a game. We got closer to that in his last game and we have one more before the season starts, so I know we’ll get there.

The really tough part about this time of the year are the difficult decisions that have to made about who makes the team and who gets sent to the minors. I’m glad I don’t have to make them.

The toughest one for me was Holmy. Steve Holm is one of the really good friends I have on the team. I love Holmy. He’s one guy I talk to all the time about catching and hitting and strategy. So that was really tough for me. Really, really tough. But you have to go with it. You have no choice. I’m not the GM. I’m just trying to do my job. But it hurts me as a friend. I wish we could have him on the team.

Other than missing Holmy, it doesn’t matter to me that the team chose not to carry a full-time back-up catcher. I’m confident that I can play every day. If Bruce Bochy needs me for 162 games, I’ll be out there for 162 games. If that’s what they need me to do, you just step up and say, “Let’s go. Let’s do it.”

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow and over the weekend – and then the real games start. Can’t wait.

9 Comments

I can’t wait either. It’s been too long! I miss seeing you guys daily. I would have loved to see all of the spring training games. I’ve heard great things. Good luck this season! You and everyone else are gonna do great! =)

Katie

I can’t wait either. It’s been too long! I miss seeing you guys daily. I would have loved to see all of the spring training games. I’ve heard great things. Good luck this season! You and everyone else are gonna do great! =)

Katie

I can’t wait either. It’s been too long! I miss seeing you guys daily. I would have loved to see all of the spring training games. I’ve heard great things. Good luck this season! You and everyone else are gonna do great! =)

Katie

Hey Bengie glad it’s almost time for the real season to start! I know a lot of people out there don’t think we will do much this season. I’m sure we can do a lot better than people think. We have some good arms and you back there behind the plate. The offense will be better than last year so that will help. We have Pablo for a whole year. Can’t wait for the games to count starting on tuesday with Lincecum. Then Johnson can pitch game 2 on my b-day!

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Bengie – it has got to be tough when players don’t all get to break camp together. Good luck this season (have “fun” unpacking!) and stay healthy!

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It must be great to get back home after spring training. Good Luck.

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We are so glad to have you back, Bengie! I am so excited about what you guys are all going to do this year! It’s really great to hear how all of you are getting along so well and making such great friendships, but I can’t imagine how hard it is to see one of your friends not make the team.😦 I can’t wait to see you guys again in a REAL game on Tuesday!!😀
Lauren

Welcome to the neighborhood🙂 Glad that the season is starting soon!

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